Niigata’s Saito family villa

Niigata’s Saito family villa

Niigata's saito family villa Invited to visit the former Saito family summer villa in Niigata, I couldn’t resist to see a traditional Japanese house and its magnificent garden, the Saito villa is one of the landmarks of the city. Constructed over four years from 1917...
Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata

Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata

Hakusan park and shrine in Niigata The vast park located in the city of Niigata was opened in 1873, and it’s most important feature is that it was the first public park in Japan. A place were citizens can walk around, contemplate nature all four seasons. The park is...
Niigata food guide

Niigata food guide

The cultural heritage of every country talks through its food, specially isolated countries for centuries, like the islands of Japan. Nowadays it’s easy to have a bowl of ramen in the streets of Barcelona, or taste fresh sushi in a market in Los Angeles, but many...
Yahiko village power spots

Yahiko village power spots

There are lots of special places that have the characteristics to become spiritual power spots. Usually a shrine or sacred spot, but I heard on my trip around Niigata about Yahiko village. A whole power spot town in this corner of Japan. This article is now available...

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Travel photographer and journalist. Degree in Tourism management and master's degree in Travel Journalism. Lived and studied in Tokyo for more than 2 years, where I started my blog Hype in Tokyo. I kept the name from that period in Tokyo for my travel projects as a memento of where it all started.


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